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A new study of employer-led, earn-and-learn job training highlights the power of apprenticeship to raise incomes and boost economic mobility.

Virtual launch event

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a classic apprenticeship program that combines classroom learning with paid on-the-job experience, teaching skills in demand across an industry.

A new report by Opportunity America president Tamar Jacoby and Brookings Institution senior fellow emeritus Ron Haskins draws on focus groups, an online survey and data from the state of Kentucky to shed light on the program and its outcomes for apprentices.

The message for policymakers: earn-and-learn training works, and the nation should redouble its efforts to take the model to scale.


Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
James Atkinson, senior technical manufacturing trainer, GE Appliances
Gardner Carrick, vice president, The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers
Ron Haskins, senior fellow emeritus, Brookings Institution

Tamar Jacoby, president, Opportunity America
Robert I. Lerman, fellow, Urban Institute
James McCaslin, provost, Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College
Audrey Webb, project director of ALAMAP, Alabama Community College System

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT